So it’s definitely been far too long since I’ve been posting regularly. I have no excuses. Aliens. Aliens, maybe. Just insert your favorite alien abduction scenario, it’ll come to you.
I felt like making note that my existence has actually caused a minor nuclear war in the interpersonal lives of some people who are technically more friends-of-friends than anything. This fact has prevented the whole ordeal from impacting me any more strongly than a minor passing amusement.
See, my roomie’s best friend has a hyper-christian mom (that’s how these tales of war always start, I’m finding by studying my history, with some hyper-christian figure of authority). She was spending a lot of time at my apartment to get away from these nutcases, and was considering our house a free and innocent haven.
Unfortunately, deception had to be thrown in the mix to maintain the facade of innocence. She decided (without asking me first of course) to tell her mom that I was a girl so that she wouldn’t think I was having sex with her. (Not sure how that really helped the situation, as I could have been a raving dyke and I don’t think my lack of a penis would have stopped me, maybe it just would have been my decency and respect for her human right to demand my refraining from rape, I don’t know, something like that. Point is, apparently it worked. Christian moms have mysterious minds.)
At this point in the story, I was still confused as to why my genitals were even relevant to someone who I’d never met and never intended to meet, and she probably could have gotten a similar effect by pretending I didn’t exist at all and I would have been a bit more comfortable with that. But at this point I just continued tapping my fingers together bemusedly and said, “Go on….” (Hopefully this was more disarming than disconcerting, but one can never tell. Maybe I should study my human reactions more closely, but the pleasing sound of her voice getting a lot more strained and the little beads of sweat appearing on her forehead tells me I was on the right track and she was relaxing into a nice calm afternoon.)
So, apparently one afternoon recently while my roomie was visiting their family, this friend-of-a-friend had to go take a shower, and my roomie was left on the porch, cornered by terrifying zealot-mom who started interrogating her about this mysterious “Tommy” person in the house. Here’s where the romantic-comedy-esque hilarious miscommunication ensues, as friend-of-a-friend had not informed Roomie that she was insisting that I was a girl, and my Roomie had been trained rigorously to insist that I was male. So upon interrogation she began declaring that I was her brother, and then that no really, I was a dude, and why would you think something like that you’ve never even met him, and why do you keep calling your daughter a dirty heathen liar, and oh shit something’s gone horribly wrong here, hasn’t it?
So long story short, my very existence as a gender-ambiguous being has caused a major rift in an already shaky mother-daughter relationship and she’s on the verge of being kicked out for “lying” about me (I’m actually kind of happy that her mom was convinced that I was a dude and that she was boning me and just telling her mom that I was a chick to get away with it, all “Twelfth Night” and shit). It’s kind of true, minus the screwing part. I just don’t know how to support her here- one way or another I wouldn’t just be boning her because she’s a female in my house and I’m a male, end of story. But as far as she sees it, she DIDN’T lie to her mom. And that sucks. I don’t know why I can’t be trusted on the sole merit of my honor, and I have to have my vagina flashed around the neighborhood just to be “safe”. Funny world we live in.
Anyway, I’m pretty sure I’m just going to dance into their living room wearing flaming horns and a strap-on dildo and howl and cavort like a devil-child just to give her mom a heart attack, because there’s no honest explanation of this that will save my image in her eyes. I really don’t care what she thinks of me; she’s crazy by definition. Mainly I’m just amused that I got to shatter a christian family by mere merit of my existence and I didn’t even have to lift a finger. God bless America.